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DALLAS (Feb. 12, 2020) – Children’s Health℠, the eighth largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, and PM Pediatrics, the nation’s largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care, announce the opening of a Richardson location, its fourth PM Urgent Care practice in North Texas. Located at 1291 West Campbell Road, Suite 100, the new practice opened Feb. 12 and joins Children’s Health PM Urgent Care locations in McKinney, The Colony and Flower Mound. Children’s Health PM Urgent Care has plans to open additional urgent care practices in North Texas in 2020.
“As the North Texas population continues to grow at a rapid pace, we are committed to providing pediatric care close to home, when families need it most,” said David Berry, president of system clinical and scientific operations at Children’s Health. “We understand and recognize the need for pediatric urgent care practices are greater than ever before. Providing four options for specialized pediatric care is just one of the many ways we are committed to making life better for children.”
Children’s Health PM Urgent Care is open 365 days a year from noon to midnight to treat non-life-threatening common illnesses and injuries in newborn through college-age patients. Dedicated solely to the treatment of children and young adults, the practice is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency physicians and pediatricians, and features an onsite digital X-ray, EKG machine and laboratory. Common conditions treated include fever, infections, wounds requiring stitches, fracture management and respiratory care. The practice also treats dehydration, which is particularly important during cold and flu season and when treating heat-related illnesses.
“The need for pediatric urgent care in this growing part of Texas is evident by how quickly the community has embraced our additional practices that opened in 2018 and earlier this year,” said Steve Katz, co-founder of PM Pediatrics. “We saw over 13,000 children and young adults in 2019 and this year expect to see close to 30,000. Alongside Children’s Health, we look forward to providing our unparalleled specialized care to the families in the Richardson area.”
Children’s Health℠ is the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, providing a full spectrum of health care services—from daily wellness and primary care to specialty visits and critical care. Holding eight disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission, Children’s Health has been consistently named one of the nation’s top pediatric providers by U.S. News & World Report. The Children’s Health system includes Children’s Medical Center Dallas, as well as Children’s Medical Center Plano, Our Children’s House inpatient rehabilitation hospital, multiple specialty centers, rehabilitation facilities, physician services and the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern. For more information about Children’s Health, visit www.childrens.com.
Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics is the nation’s largest provider of specialized pediatric urgent care with more than 50 locations nationwide and over 2,000,000 visits to date. Each location is staffed by pediatric emergency specialists trained in treating newborn through college-age patients for a broad array of illnesses and injuries including asthma, fever, infections, dehydration, fractures, wounds requiring stitches and more. The company’s mission is to provide outstanding clinical care with a focus on minimizing pain and unnecessary tests in a unique office environment tailored for pediatric patients. PM Pediatrics accepts most types of insurance and features short wait times and convenient hours, 365 days a year. The company is proud to be an eight-time honoree to Inc. magazine's 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.